Thirteen community organisations are set to benefit from the Digicel Foundation’s Extraordinary Projects Impacting Communities (EPIC).
This initiative will implement projects such as park upgrades and beautification; homework centres; computer labs; enhancement projects among others.
The successful awardees include the Sapphire Miriam Foundation, The North Coast Sports Academy, El Luengo Community Council, Longdenville North East Community Council, Esperanza Presbyterian PTA, Tunapuna Boys RC School, Tunapuna Piarco Regional Corporation, Silver Harps Steel Orchestra, KIND, Sea Lots Open Bible, Shiva Gana Organisation, Antillean All Stars and Habitat for Humanity. All groups would receive US$5000 grant funds to implement projects throughout TT.
Epic was established in March 2016 to provide funding to community and faith-based organisations, as well as other non-governmental organisations to implement small scale projects. So far this year, in the spirit of inclusion, the first grant under the Epic initiative was made to Alfonso Sport and Fitness Events – owners of Limitless Fitness Gym which each year, partners with Special Olympics Trinidad and Tobago (SOTT) to host power lifting activities as one of the disciplines in the SOTT National Games.
The successful implementation of 20 Epic projects is this year’s goal for the foundation so there’s still time for groups to apply, demonstrate the ability to implement projects, must have good communications skills and show evidence of financial accountability, said a media release. Applicants should have a registered bank account and proof of incorporation.
Institutions wishing to be part of this extraordinary initiative may obtain application forms from the DgicelfoundationTT Facebook page.